Ria Ellysa was raised in Bengkalis, Indonesia. She is an undergraduate Industrial Engineering Student of Parahyangan Catholic University in Bandung, Indonesia. She is a fluent speaker of Bahasa, English, and Mandarin. She was particularly interested in issues about the environment which led her to become the Founder of Plastic Vending Machine. Plastic Vending Machine aims to minimize the risk of flooding in Bandung, Indonesia by reducing the quantity of plastic garbage in the local environment, while simultaneously developing the awareness around the issue.